The stars do their work without fuss; God does His work without fuss, and saints do their work without fuss. The people who are always desperately active are a nuisance; it is through the saints who are one with Him that God is doing things all the time. The broken and the jaded and the twisted are being ministered to by God through the saints who are not overcome by their own panic, who because of their oneness with Him are absolutely at rest, consequently He can work through them. A sanctified saint remains perfectly confident in God, because sanctification is not something the Lord gives me, sanctification is himself in me.

A sanctified saint is at leisure from himself and his own affairs, confident that God is bringing all things out well.

Reflection Questions: What does my fear of rest say to God about my confidence in Him? What does my refusal to rest say to the world about the source of my hope?

Quotations taken from The Place of Help, © Discovery House Publishers

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